"Disease, discord, disbelief and even death, life sure knows how to keep on challenging us. When I find myself faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, I'd rather do a full reset of sorts. It's as if I die to be born again, like a cat and its many lives. My "I am a Cat" album is a soundtrack of this process of rebirth, of a personal renaissance." says Haikaa. Produced in the midst of the pandemic between Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, "I am a Cat" is an electronic, pop album that marks the artist's return to the music scene after a six year, unwanted hiatus. The album contains 10 tracks, it is predominantly sung in English but it also contains songs in Japanese and bits in Portuguese and Latin. The tracks are being released as singles on streaming platforms. The full album will be available by July 2022.
Haikaa has also launched several initiatives as creator/co-creator of projects that celebrate diversity and promote inclusion. Her "Work of Art Global Project" received honorable mention by UNAOC, the UN branch that promotes diversity, at their annual event in 2010. In 2012, she released her book "What is Diversity?". Other projects include "Heart to Heart" and "PeacePage" in 2011, "The Right Challenge" in 2012, "Turn on the Dark" in 2014 and the "Hello Mahalo Diversity Atlas" in 2016. In 2019, she launched her app "Hey Amigo" on Google Campus to connect cancer patients and volunteers for car rides and accompaniment. In 2020, "Hey Amigo" won the international innovation award by the ISPRM, the global agency of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in relation with the WHO.